Bomet County

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Bomet County
County
Flag of Bomet County
Flag
Coat of arms of Bomet County
Coat of arms
Location of Bomet County in Kenya
Location of Bomet County in Kenya
Coordinates: 0°48′00″S 35°14′00″E / 0.8°S 35.2333°E / -0.8; 35.2333Coordinates: 0°48′00″S 35°14′00″E / 0.8°S 35.2333°E / -0.8; 35.2333
Country  Kenya
Formed 4 March 2013
Capital and largest town Bomet
Other towns Sotik
Government
 • Governor Joyce Cherono Laboso
Area[1]
 • Total 1,630.0 km2 (629.3 sq mi)
Elevation 1,962 m (6,437 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 724,186
 • Density 440/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Website www.bomet.go.ke

County Government of Bomet is a county in the former Rift Valley Province of Kenya it was created from the former Kericho district through Kenya gazette supplement no. 53 of 1992. It has a population of 724,186 and an area of 1,630.0 km2.[1]

Local Authorities[edit]

Local authorities (councils)
Authority Type Population* Urban pop.*
Bomet Municipality 42,024 4,426
Bomet County County 340,770 244
Total - 382,794 4,670
* 1999 census. Source:[2]
Administrative Units and area by Sub-County/Constituency
Sub-County (Constituency) Wards Area In km sq. No. of locations No. of Sub-locations
Bomet Central Silibwet, Singorwet, Ndarawetta, Chesoen & Mutarakwa 266 8 23
Bomet East Longisa, Kembu, Chemaner, Merigi & Kipreres 311.3 10 27
Chepalungu Sigor, Kongasis, Chebunyo, Nyongores & Siongiroi 535.8 15 42
Sotik Ndanai/Abosi, Kipsonoi, Kapletundo, Chemagel & Manaret/Rongena 479.2 17 36
Konoin Kimulot, Mogogosiek, Boito, Embomos & Chepchabas 445.1 16 37
Total 2037 67 176

Electoral constituencies[edit]

The county has five electoral constituencies:

Services/Urbanisation[edit]

Stats for Bomet County
County
Stats for the County (Percent)
Urbanisation
13.8
Literacy
63.8
Attending School (15-18 Yrs)
88.6
Paved Roads
5.4
Good Roads
39.6
Electricity Access
4.3
Poverty Rate
46.5

Stats for the County

Source: USAid Kenya

Secondary Schools[edit]

  • Tenwek Boys High
  • Longisa Boys High School
  • Moi Siongiroi Girls High School
  • Kabungut Boys High
  • Ndaraweta Girls secondary School
  • Siwot Secondary School
  • Kiptobit Secondary School
  • Kaplong boys high school
  • kimuchul secondary school
  • Kaplong Girls Secondary school
  • Moi Minariet Boys Secondary School
  • Muiywek Secondary School
  • Gorgor Secondary School
  • Chebilat Boys' High School
  • Kamung'ei Secondary School
  • Kamureito Secondary School
  • Ndanai Girls' HighSchool

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